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Whale Shark

Ningaloo Reef, Western Australia

sunny 33 °C

Snorkeling with a whale shark has been as exciting as I remembered it from more than 10 years ago. We searched for about an hour before we found this juvenile male, about 5 meters long. I had great views of it, swimming within 3 meters from its head for more than an hour. It is such a privilage to swim with these magnificent creatures, the biggest fish on earth.

Whale sharks come to Ningaloo Reef every year to feed on the spawning coral pollups and on plankton. They can grow to 12 meters but even the 5 meter juvenile looked enormous under the water.

I did a scuba dive before the whale shark swim but that was dull compared to the fantastic whale shark encourter.

I will post some photos later after I have downloaded them from the tour operator's website.

Whale Shark

Whale Shark

Posted by KobusM 19:31 Archived in Australia

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I love your regular updates. It truly is an effective way of sharing your adventures ... it makes it possible to visualise everything.

Glad you both seem to be well

Look forward to hearing more

Alison

by Alison

Geniet dit. Sekerlik nie my idee van voorregte en/of ontspanning nie.

Groete, pas julle self op!

by Rob Malan

Hi Kobus, die foto's lyk goed. Dit lyk na 'n baie interessante toer met baie verassings soos miere en vliee'. Goed om 'n duikboot in die see te sien, dit lyk of Big Brother julle bewegings dophou. Geniet die res van julle toer!!! Gr Pottie

by Pottiepo

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